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Sr. Software Engineer, Web Search backend

Company: Verizon Media (former Oath)
Location: Dulles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in? As Verizon's media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and more help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we're transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.

Verizon Media/Yahoo Search is one of the most highly-scaled web platforms on the planet, serving over 100 million global users every month across Yahoo branded sites and partner networks. We move fast, take risks, and are relentlessly focused on engineering excellence. We are hiring the world-class engineers who love to build robust and scalable software systems to meet our incredibly ambitious user experience, relevance, performance, and revenue goals.

What We Do and What You'll Learn -

  • Build automated pipelines and backend serving for query auto-completion, query understanding, DD/card triggering, DD/card slotting, and revenue optimization capabilities

  • Learn and gain a deep understanding of PIG/Oozie/Storm/Spark/Tensorflow, data extraction, model training, evaluation, and serving etc.

  • Learn and become an expert in information retrieval techniques to build user experiences in major search domains like Local, Movie, Sports, Finance and Product/Shopping etc.

  • Develop software that powers experiences on smartphones, tablet, and desktop to drive growth in audience, engagement, and revenue globally.

Qualifications -

  • Fluency in using compiled language, such as C++ or Java.

  • Experience with a scripting language, such as Python or Perl.

  • Experience in building large-scale, complex, reliable systems or applications.

  • Experience in data mining or machine learning using tools such as Hadoop, Spark and/or Tensorflow etc.

  • BS in Computer Science, MS, PhD or equivalent experience

Verizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (https://www.verizonmedia.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/work-culture) page to learn more.

Currently work for Verizon Media? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Verizon Media (former Oath), Washington DC , Sr. Software Engineer, Web Search backend, Other , Dulles, DC

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